Confidentiality in Social Work Practice | 4 Things to Avoid

Confidentiality and Privacy are one of the core Ethical Standards that we must uphold through the NASW Code of Ethics.

Confidentiality in Social Work Practice not only guides the work that we do with children, youth and families in direct practice, but also guides how we handle information shared with 3rd parties and client records.

When explaining confidentiality to your clients, it is important to have a script that you can remember and recite every time you engage with a new Social Work client. Having a high degree of trust and confidentiality are two ways to ensure a strong therapeutic relationship, but there are also 4 major things that you should avoid in your practice.

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